[Sponsored] Questions and Answers: How to Prepare for EVV in 2021

Mandated under the 21st Century Cures Act, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is finally coming to fruition for many organizations starting January 1, 2021. With the effective date rapidly approaching, many agencies are still asking questions. “States and providers are still in the thick of EVV implementation,” says Courtney Martin, EVV expert of technology solutions provider […]

[Sponsored] How Virtual Care Will Evolve in 2021 and Beyond

Virtual care had begun to make inroads in various health care settings even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the novel coronavirus prompting a massive shift away from in-person contact of all kinds, virtual care began to surge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took one measure of the uptick in the […]

[Sponsored] EVV Around the Corner: Final Steps for Implementation

With just six weeks remaining in 2020, states are making final preparations for the defacto start of Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, in which providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services log their visits. It’s been a slow, steady climb to this point. Per the 21st Century Cures Act, which Congress […]

[Sponsored] Celebrating Caregivers: 3 Ways To Show You Care

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the practice of home-based care and all the people who make it possible. This week focuses solely on home care aides. To reward front line workers in the health care system, CellTrak and National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) […]

[Sponsored] Improving the Patient Experience: The Value of EVV

Today’s health care landscape is focused largely on patient experience and patient needs. That’s part of what makes EVV so important. The 21st Century Cures Act mandates Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, in which all providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services log their visits electronically. For all intents and purposes, […]

[Sponsored] Emergency Preparedness: 6 Areas to Consider for Home-Based Care Technology

Whether in the home-based care industry or simply life in general, the people and businesses that have persevered in 2020 have been those equipped to safely adjust to emergencies. The year has seen more than its share of aggressive, natural phenomena, such as wildfires, tropical storms and flooding, and winter will soon bring powerful snowstorms […]

[Sponsored] EVV Implementation: 3 Challenges, And How to Prepare

Providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health services have a little more than three months left to prepare themselves for Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV — and to address any obstacles that might stand in their way. The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016 put providers on the path […]

[Sponsored] EVV: How Providers Can Best Prepare Staff

While most home health care providers have shifted priorities in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one item that is not shifting for most agencies that deliver Medicaid services is the January 2021 implementation requirements for Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV. Originally set to launch Jan. 1, 2020, EVV implementation has, in effect, been delayed […]